Thursday 25 - Saturday 27 January 2018


Thursday 25 - Saturday 27 January


8pm (Thu - Sat); 3pm (Sat only)


£18 (full price); £16 (concessions)

Running time

45 min


Theatre & Performance


Assembly Hall

Age guidance


Further information

This production uses bench-style seating, features smoke and flame effects, and no latecomers are permitted to enter the auditorium after the performance has started.


A man attempts to make the perfect cup of tea. It’s a delicate and obsessively ordered process. You may yourself become addicted, or never want to see another cup of tea again. Either way, you’ll laugh out loud.

Vu concerns a sensitive and meticulous man and his relationship with objects - how he transforms them and how in turn they affect him. A delightful and suspense-filled miniature circus spectacle exploring happiness, obsession and humanity, it puts our daily routines under a magnifying glass, reveals our manias and shows us what we take for granted in a totally new light.

As a demonstration of eccentric wit, dexterity and ingenuity, Vu is a small masterpiece.

Etienne Manceau trained at the famous Lido circus school in Toulouse. In 2001 with fellow graduates - acrobats, jugglers, variety artists - he formed the Sacekripa group, a loose company which works as a large ensemble and in smaller units. It’s Marée Basse at the Barbican Pit was a hit at LIMF 2017.


“A jewel polished to the highest detail”

Production Images
Additional programming
By and with

Etienne Manceau

Outside eye

Sylvain Cousin



This visit to London is supported by Institit français

There is a post-show discussion on Thursday 25 January

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